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The '''East India Company''' ('''EIC'''), also known as the '''Honourable East India Company''' ('''HEIC''') or the '''British East India Company''' and informally as '''John Company''', was an English and later British joint-stock company,The Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock. which was formed to pursue trade with the East Indies but ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and Qing China. Originally chartered as the "Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies", the company rose to account for half of the world's trade, particularly in basic commodities including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium. The company also ruled the beginnings of the British Empire in India. The company received a Royal Charter from Elizabeth I of England|Queen Elizabeth I...
LogoFlag of the British East India Company (1801).svg
Logo size135px
Logo captionCompany flag (1801)
Image captionCoat of arms (1698)
TypeJoint-stock company|Public
Genre| fate = Dissolved
Predecessor| successor =
Foundation31 December 1600
FoundersJohn Watts (merchant)|John Watts, George White (merchant)|George White
Defunct{{End date|df=yes|1874|6|1}}
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